Books Acquired Recently: All Queer Edition

Two books that I’ve been eagerly anticipating, Melissa Broder’s new novel (her previous novel, The Pisces, is one of the most amazing novels I’ve ever read) and R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell’s anthology of kinky short stories, came out this week, and my copies have arrived. I also recently ordered Carley Moore’s YA novel becauseContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: All Queer Edition”

Writing Activity, January 2021

When I was on sabbatical in the first half of 2020 (which feels like “a million centuries ago,” to borrow a phrase from Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now, an apt title for our present times), I kept a monthly list of what I accomplished. In the new year, I’ve decided to do something similar withContinue reading “Writing Activity, January 2021”

Books Acquired Recently: Desk Copy Edition

The new semester starts on Monday. Here are the books I have received as desk copies. For Written Communication II: Aciman, André, ed. The Best American Essays 2020. Boston: Mariner Books, 2020. Graff, Gerald, Cathy Birkenstein, and Russel Durst. They Say, I Say with Readings. 4th ed. New York: W.W. Norton, 2018. For Introduction toContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Desk Copy Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition Part IV

As I’ve said in my last three posts, I ordered a bunch of books with some holiday cash that I received. The last two of these books have finally arrived! Febos, Melissa. Whip Smart: The True Story of a Secret Life. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2010. Peters, Torrey. Detransition, Baby. New York: One World,Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition Part IV”

Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition

I ordered a bunch of books with some holiday cash that I received, and they have begun to arrive. Bronski, Michael. A Queer History of the United States. Boston: Beacon Press, 2011. Crispin, Jessa. The Dead Ladies Project: Exiles, Expats, and Ex-Countries. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. Febos, Melissa. Abandon Me: Memoirs. 2017. NewContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Post-Holiday Edition”

Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Gift Edition

I received a number of books as holiday gifts. They encompass many of my usual interests: queerness, Latinidad, poetry (especially haiku), tarot, and memoir. I’m glad I still have a month of break left in which to read them! Christmas, Jillian. The Gospel of Breaking. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020. Epstein, Robert. Pandemic Haiku: LivingContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Holiday Gift Edition”

Books Acquired Recently

Serano, Julia. 99 Erics: A Kat Cataclysm Faux Novel. Oakland: Switch Hitter Press, 2020. I enjoy Serano’s nonfiction and decided to buy her new novel about a bisexual protagonist when I heard about it on social media. I was able to order a signed copy directly from her website. Vatsyayana. Kama Sutra. Translated by A.N.D.Continue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

Elgin, Suzette Haden. Native Tongue. 1984. New York: Feminist Press, 2019. I recently read about this feminist novel in Amanda Montell’s book Wordslut and it sounded fascinating, so I decided to order it. I read it as soon as it arrived and enjoyed it. Hernández, Robb. Archiving an Epidemic: Art, AIDS, and the Queer ChicanxContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently

This is the rare Books Acquired Recently post where none of the books are queer or Mennonite 😮 Laymon, Kiese. How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America: Essays. Rev. ed. New York: Scribner, 2020. I love Laymon’s memoir Heavy, and thus have been meaning to get to this collection of essays, which wasContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently”

Books Acquired Recently: Just in Case Edition

I recently panic-ordered a bunch of books (several that have recently come out, several that have been on my list for a while) that might get censored if the Orange One stays in power, which thankfully looks like won’t happen! But it’s still necessary to read narratives by marginalized voices as an act of resistanceContinue reading “Books Acquired Recently: Just in Case Edition”